Growing Pains

Carol's Article

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/15/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Carol writes a dense, intellectual article to try out for her school paper. Ben and Mike are hooked on off-track betting for horse races.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alan Thicke

    Dr. Jason Roland Seaver

  • Joanna Kerns

    Maggie Malone Seaver

  • Kirk Cameron

    Mike Seaver

  • Tracey Gold

    Carol Seaver

  • Jeremy Miller

    Ben Seaver

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Carol: This is so exciting! The roar of the mighty presses! Ink coursing through my veins. Maybe I've got what it takes. Maybe I don't. But I'll never find out if I don't leap into the darkness and give my all. Mike: If she sings, "I Gotta Be Me," I swear I'll throw up.

    • (Maggie struggles with Carol's article) Jason: Carol's paper can't be that bad. Maggie: She wrote about guys who dig for clams. Jason: Well, what's wrong with that? Maggie: She called it, "I Clam, Therefore I Am."

    • Maggie: (reading Carol's article) Listen to this: "Night obduces the isthmus 'neath its obsidian mantle. The mollusks imbibe one last sip twixt their valves and expel the day's muculence." Jason: She could be pushing a little. Maggie: Jason, read this. Jason: "With dexterous manipulation of his digits, the master clammer extricates the muculent mollusk from its lapideous ménage."

    • Maggie: Jason, what am I gonna tell her? She asked for my honest opinion. Jason: No kid wants your honest opinion. They want unconditional approval. Maggie: And what if you don't approve? Jason: Then you have a significant dilemma, much like the one you're in now. Maggie: Thank you, Dr. Seaver.

    • Maggie: Oh, come on, Jason, help me out here. Jason: Well, look, we want this to be a learning experience for her. Maggie: Go on. Jason: And all learning is based on positive reinforcement. Maggie: More. Jason: See, if you want a pigeon to perform, you reward it with a pellet. Maggie: What are you saying? Jason: I'm saying we should have had pigeons. They're easier to raise.

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    Trivia (1)

    • Ben's middle name is given as only Humphrey. It would be extended to Hubert Horatio Humphrey in later episodes.

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